Due to the high cold water the new season is off to a very slow start. The lower section of the Schoharie is very high and discolored. The head waters near the town of Hunter are low enough to fish. Most fish will be located on the bottom of the deeper pools. You must get your fly down to them and it will have to come very close to their mouths due to their slowed metabolism. Drift very heavy nymphs or streamers from the head of the pool to the back of the pool. The majority of fish will be found more towards the back of the pool where the current becomes more slack, but you will have to start the drift well above them so the fly has time to settle into the feeding zone. Don't give up too quickly on what looks like a productive spot, because it could take several passes before your fly is notice.
The week started with very mild temperatures as daytime highs reached well into the seventies. This will be short lived as a cold front moves in by the middle of the week. This front will bring with it heavy rain as well as mountain snows. There will be some moderation by the end of the week with daytime temperatures rising to the upper fifties.
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